LeRoy A. "Squeak" Young, age 75, of Miltona, died Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 11, 2012, at Faith Lutheran Church in Miltona with Rev. Jonathan Sorum officiating. Music will be provided by Kim Byrne.
Visitation will take place 5-8 p.m., Sunday at Lind Family Funeral Home in Miltona and continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
LeRoy Allen "Squeak" Young was born April 19, 1937, to Burr A. and Rose M. (Wagner) Young in Gutches Grove, Todd County, Minnesota. He grew up in Clotho, attended country school and graduated from Long Prairie High School in 1956. Following his education he worked for Tex/Mex as a combine worker before two years in Duluth where he worked for St. Louis County. He was united in marriage to Ardith V. Rhodes on April 1, 1958, at a Methodist church in Sisseton, South Dakota. Following their marriage they moved to Eagle Bend where they raised their six children and he worked as a dairy farmer. They lived in Osakis before moving to Miltona where he lived until the time of his death. He worked for the Browerville Milk Plant from 1958-1964, farmed from 1958-1988, and worked construction for a friend while farming. He enjoyed playing cards with his friends at Jim and Judy's where they named him "King Roy". He loved his bulldozer and spending time with his kids and grandchildren. He was and will be long-remembered as the family mechanic.
"Squeak" is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ardith; four sons, Lee Young of Bertha, Brian Young, Tony Young and Royce Young all of Miltona; two daughters, Penny (Darrel Beheng) Young of Miltona and Christy (Lenny) Coyer of Osakis; half sister, Darlene (Dale) Oftadahl of Eagle Bend; 15 grandchildren, Wendy (Bryan Lewis) Young, Justine (Brad Guck) Young, Adam Young, Becky Young, Christa Young, Anthony Young, Charlie Young, Amanda Grindle, Brandy Young, Danielle Young, Kayla Young, Ryan Young, Brianne Coyer, Trenton Coyer and Brendon Coyer; three great-grandchildren, Nicholas Lewis, Leah Lewis and Dylan Guck.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Urn bearer will be Bruce Anderson. Honorary urn bearers will be his grandchildren.